John 11:5
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New International Version
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

New Living Translation
So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus,

English Standard Version
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

Berean Study Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

Berean Literal Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

New American Standard Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

King James Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus.

International Standard Version
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

NET Bible
(Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.)

New Heart English Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now Yeshua did love Martha and Maryam and Lazar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus.

New American Standard 1977
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

King James 2000 Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

American King James Version
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

American Standard Version
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Mary, and Lazarus.

Darby Bible Translation
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

English Revised Version
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Weymouth New Testament
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

World English Bible
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus was loving Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus,
Study Bible
The Death of Lazarus
4When Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6Yet when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was for two days.…
Cross References
Luke 10:38
As they traveled along, Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.

Luke 10:40
But Martha was distracted by all the preparations to be made. She came to Jesus and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her to help me!"

Luke 10:41
"Martha, Martha," the Lord replied, "you are worried and upset about many things.

John 11:1
At this time a man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

John 11:3
So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one You love is sick."

John 11:6
Yet when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was for two days.
Treasury of Scripture

Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

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John 11:8,36 His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone …

John 15:9-13 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love…

John 16:27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and …

John 17:26 And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it: that …

(5) Now Jesus loved Martha.--It is not easy to see the connection of this verse with that which precedes, or with that which immediately follows. The fact of His abiding two days where He was, seems indeed opposed to the thought of His special love for the family. The most probable explanation is that which connects John 11:5-7 together, and makes the love the motive for going into Juda again.

The word rendered "loved" here is different from that in John 11:3. There the word signifies the love of tender affection; here the word, means the love of chosen friendship. (Comp. John 20:2; John 21:15 et seq.) The difference here is not to be explained, as it frequently has been, by the difference in the persons who were the objects of the love; but by the difference of the persons whose words we read. In the language of the sisters, whose hearts are moved by the brother's illness, the word of fullest emotion is natural. In the language of the Evangelist the other word is no less so.

It will be observed that in this verse, as in John 11:19 et seq., Martha takes the first place as the elder sister.

Verse 5. - Now Jesus loved (ἠγάπα) Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. "Felix familia!" (Bengel). Martha is here mentioned first, because in all probability the head of the household. The love of selection, friendship, or esteem is the result of long acquaintance, and reveals "the fragmentariness of the evangelic records" (Westcott); see note on ver. 3. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. Not only with an everlasting love, a love of complacency and delight, an unchangeable one, and which never varies, nor will ever end, with which he loves all his people alike; but with a very great human affection, and which was very singular and peculiar to them: these were the intimate friends, and familiar acquaintance of Christ, whom he often visited, at whose house he frequently was when in those parts; they were very hospitable to him; they kindly received him into their houses, and generously entertained him, and which he returned in love to them: hence Nonnus paraphrases the words,

"Jesus loved the women, "who were lovers of hospitality", by the law of kindness.'' 5. Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus—what a picture!—one that in every age has attracted the admiration of the whole Christian Church. No wonder that those miserable skeptics who have carped at the ethical system of the Gospel, as not embracing private friendships in the list of its virtues, have been referred to the Saviour's peculiar regard for this family as a triumphant refutation, if such were needed.11:1-6 It is no new thing for those whom Christ loves, to be sick; bodily distempers correct the corruption, and try the graces of God's people. He came not to preserve his people from these afflictions, but to save them from their sins, and from the wrath to come; however, it behoves us to apply to Him in behalf of our friends and relatives when sick and afflicted. Let this reconcile us to the darkest dealings of Providence, that they are all for the glory of God: sickness, loss, disappointment, are so; and if God be glorified, we ought to be satisfied. Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. The families are greatly favoured in which love and peace abound; but those are most happy whom Jesus loves, and by whom he is beloved. Alas, that this should seldom be the case with every person, even in small families. God has gracious intentions, even when he seems to delay. When the work of deliverance, temporal or spiritual, public or personal, is delayed, it does but stay for the right time.
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